Georgia Pass & Red Cone to Montezuma

Colorado Adventure 2009 | Day 6
Thursday, August 6, 2009

Day 6 of the adventure brought me to Breckenridge, where I headed out of town bright and early on Tiger Road and made my way up to Georgia Pass.

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Headed back down to the highway
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After making it back down to US 285, I hung a left and headed over Kenosha Pass to check out another trail I had really been looking forward to on this trip: Red Cone. I really enjoyed this trail. The trail and scenery were amazing. The skies were pretty cloudy this day, so the conditions weren’t ideal for photographs, but that just means I’ll have to head back another time 😉 I did end up taking a bunch of photos anyways…

Red Cone open, but Webster Pass still closed
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Early on in the trail
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Finally above tree line
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The trail heading up to Red Cone
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Getting closer…riding the ridge
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Finally at the summit of Red Cone: 12,801 feet
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Webster Pass down below
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The trail down
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The steepest section from the top
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The trail follows the ridge to Webster Pass
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View down into Handcart Gulch
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Red Cone in the background
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Webster Pass
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Made it down to Webster Pass
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I should mention, that the trail down from Red Cone to Webster Pass is one-way only, because it is so steep.
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Red Cone from Webster Pass
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From Webster Pass I headed down towards Montezuma
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Day 6 to be continued….


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